Hello and Happy Fall! We are finally blessed with temperatures in the 80s, having experienced far too much heat in SoCal this "fall."
Since I purchase a CSA box each week for our produce, I usually do not frequent the farmer's market near our home. However, I ventured out with the camera to see what was shaking there this weekend and came home with a boatload of amazing produce and some flowers. I shot most of these images very quickly and I see that I am out of practice, but I wanted to share them nonetheless, as well as a Harvest Cake that I made.
Here is some of what I saw:
The flowers were too hard to resist, but I only bought a small bouquet...
I loved the sunflowers, but I brought home roses for some odd reason instead! :)
I don't usually look at the crafts much, but I went ga-ga over these amazing baskets and totes and would love one of the square ones that can be attached to the front of a bike (I still need a bike of the non-racing variety!):
OK, now on to the Harvest Cake. Here she is:
The cake is made from almond flour, carrots, honey, zucchini and apples and the frosting is made from raw cashews, vanilla and honey. I changed the recipe slightly to make it vegan, but you may find it here: Roost. I used coconut oil and egg substitute for the cake portion instead of butter and eggs, and I used vanilla extract for the frosting because I did not have a vanilla bean on hand. When I make this cake again, I think I will skip the frosting and make the cake a bit sweeter on it's own with a bit more honey. Overall, the cake was moist and very tasty (and healthy)! Let me know if you try it!